Swedish heavy metal masters, WOLF have recently revealed that writing new music is finished and they started recording new songs for their ninths studio album. Once again the band using Simon‘s SolnaSoundStudio for recordings and as far as we at MSF got aware drums and bass sessions are already done.
“Today we start recording the next WOLF album, which will be released when we can tour again and see you face to face.” stated WOLF‘s vocalist, Niklas Stålvind on April 1st 2021.
WOLF released their eighth studio album, “Feeding the Machine”, on 13 March 2020 via Century Media Records, which was the first album featuring band’s new members, Johan Koleberg on drums and Pontus Egberg on bass guitar.
German rock/metal opera musician, Steve Brockmann will release a new single from his new project, “BROCKMANN’S GUESTHOUZE” on FEBRUARY 5TH.
“I’ve decided to establish “Brockmann’s Guesthouze” as a home for single songs not slated for any of my current projects (like Vision of Choice) – I can record these when I feel like it, without any pressure, and with absolutely no stylistic boundaries. At the moment, I plan to enlist at least one surprise guest vocalist and/or instrumentalist.” Steve stated, “The first song to be released is called “Close to Me, Farther from You”, written with my long time writing partner, lyricist George Andrade. It was the last song that I wrote in 2020, and so it’s only fitting that it be the first I publish in (a hopefully better) 2021.“
Guests on this song are Napoli based, Italian vocalist Alessandro Granato (SirJoe Project, Stamina), who delivered a rich and energetic performance, and German session guitarist Mike Markwitz, who contributed a blistering guitar solo. “Close to Me, Farther from You” will be available for purchase on Bandcamp.
Steve Brockmann, born in 1965 in Kiel (near Hamburg) Germany, has played an active role in Northern Germany’s music scene since the early 1980s. Being the creative head of various bands, he has played gigs on many stages between Germany’s most popular holiday island Sylt (up in the very North) and the orchards of Lower Saxony. Amongst others, he has played support gigs for such rock legends as Uriah Heep, Moody Marsden Band, and Hawkwind. After having spent some time roaming the North and living out his own rock ’n’ roll movie, Steve has since “retired” from the road to mainly concentrate on composing original music for his various projects in his personal studio.
Steve Brockmann Discography Solo instrumental albums: • Don‘t Sing! (2001) • Expected Errors (2007) • 3 (2016) Brockmann/Andrade • Airs – A Rock Opera (2012) Vision of Choice • Mistress of the Gods (2020) • Second Sight (TBA 2021) Singles: • “For Those Who Left, For Those Who Came” (Christmas Eve) (2011) • “New Horizon” – Vision of Choice (December 16, 2019)
BLOODSPOT from Limburg an der Lahn celebrate the raw and dark side of Thrash Metal. Despite genre conventions, the band always expands the emotional boundaries of their sound and more and more incorporates genre-unrelated styles.
Tomorrow, the band will release the second digital single “Potzblitz”. The song will be available on every major streaming platform. The band presents also a new music video of the single. The premiere will take place on Friday, January 22th (10:00am CET) on their YouTube-Channel.
The band states: “Potzblitz” is the first song created for “The Cannibal Instinct”. Black, brutal punk metal. Three chords, fast and straight in the face, with pissed off socially critical lyrics. “Potzblitz” was finished pretty quickly compared to the rest of the album’s material. The goal was to combine classic hardcore punk with thrash riffing, gritty echoes and a death ‘n’ roll feel. After we played “Potblitz” in the rehearsals often on even higher speed, we decided for the album recordings not to overdo it, so that the song does not lose its charackter and lose its groove. The album title embodies, next to all seriousness, the wink, which always resonates with Bloodspot.”
The official video for the the first single “Our Workers Back” can be seen here:
Doom metal band DAYGLO MOURNING have unleashed their track “Witches Ladder” via Metal Devastation Radio. The song is from their upcoming album Dead Star, which will be released via Black Doomba Records in February. You can listen to the song here.
1. Dead Star 2. The Offering 3. Bloodghast 4. Faithful Demise 5. Ashwhore 6. Witches’ Ladder
DAYGLO MOURNING are:
Ray Miner – Drums Jerimy McNeil – Bass, Vocals Joseph Mills – Guitar, Vocals
New Jersey metallers, ATTACKER, have just released a brand new single, “Spiritual Warfare”, exclusively via their Bandcamp page. The new song features new vocalist Ski, formerly of Deadly Blessing and Faith Factor.
Drummer Mike Sabatini commented: ”We were originally going to have Ski as special guest vocalist for the single but after some positive feedback about the combination of Ski and the band, we decided to get working on new material. This infusion of new blood has really gotten the creative juices flowing! We recorded & mixed the new song at Bandmother Recording, our in-house Studio.”
The band’s plan is to get a new album together and recorded by years end for an early 2022 release and hoping things open up for the live shows that the bands and the fans miss greatly.
With all its difficulties and surprises, 2020 has finally come to its end. A year that was cruel on almost all of us, but it was worse for the music industry, when all concerts and shows were forced to be cancelled and left the bands not able to celebrate their releases properly with their fans. However, metal musicians released tons of great albums that cheered up fans who listened and banged their heads in isolation! Here, we listed 13 of the best of them for you that we recommend listening to, if you haven’t done so already.
There were also a few interesting and surprising things that happened in 2020 that we would like to mention here aswell.
In 2020, a few artists were able to be among their fans but in unusual ways. Doro Pesch was one of them, who played her metal for her fans but this time in their cars. Not as great as the usual shows but still better than nothing!
Between all the bad news, 2020 had a great surprise for die hard fans of ICED EARTH who followed them from their very beginning. Surely the news of the reunion of Matt Barlow and Jon Schaffer in a new project brought smiles to their fans faces and of course our Chief Editor!